Silkworm hemolymph as a substitute for fetal bovine serum in insect cell culture
The effectiveness of silkworm hemolymph was investigated as a substitute for fetal bovine serum (FBS) in insect cell culture. Cells were adapted to grow in reduced FBS medium supplemented with silkworm hemolymph through a gradual adaptation process. FBS concentration in the medium could be reduced to 1% without decrease in cell growth rate and maximum cell concentration by adding 5% silkworm hemolymph.
KeywordsGrowth Rate Cell Culture Cell Growth Bovine Serum Fetal Bovine Serum
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